A COVID-19 Layoff in Austin

We started out the series last week asking if we can contextualize firing as a good thing. If you didn’t tune in, here’s the link!

This week, we’re moving into the interview format.  My friend Adam is based in Austin, where he’s been for six years. He’s had a bunch of different gigs in the recruiting world and the employer branding world. He has touched hospitality, sports writing, and some other cool stuff as well.

On Thursday, March 26th, he got laid off from his current gig because of COVID-19.


Listen in and let us know what you think

A layoff can be an emotional time for people. We’ll discuss how it went down for Adam, and how it could have gone better.  Let’s discuss some effective, empathetic guidelines for layoffs during the pandemic. Here’s some not so breaking news: you need to communicate effectively.

Let’s go get it.

Ted Bauer

Originally from New York City, Ted Bauer currently lives in Fort Worth, Texas. He's a writer and editor for RecruitingDaily who focuses on leadership, management, HR, recruiting, marketing, and the future of work. His popular blog, The Context of Things, has a simple premise -- how to improve work. Ted has a Bachelors in Psychology from Georgetown and a Masters in Organizational Development from the University of Minnesota. In addition to various blogging and ghost-writing gigs, he's also worked for brands such as McKesson, PBS, ESPN, and more. You can follow Ted on Twitter @tedbauer2003, connect with him on LinkedIn, or reach him on email at [email protected]  


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